6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2010 11:15 AM by Nancy OShea

    FLV player not working

    corbin54@aol.com Level 1

      I inserted a few FLV videos into my html and I can't seem to get them to play.


      Basically, I just went to "insert" > "media" > "FLV..."


      I checked all the paths in the code, can anyone see something wrong with the code?





        • 1. Re: FLV player not working
          370H55V Level 4

          I see the link to swfobject_modified.js in the <head>



          I also see the upgrade prompt:


                          <param name="swfversion" value="" />
                          <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
                          <param name="LOOP" value="false" />


          to reference the prompt to update Flash Player for older versions.


          What you need to do is make sure that you have uploaded the Scripts folder



          that was created by DW when you embedded these videos in the page, to the site.


          Otherwise the references point to nothing.

          • 2. Re: FLV player not working
            Mike_Watt Level 2

            What Cowboy said is the problem 98% of the time.  If you choose a skin in DW, DW will add that skin (.swf) to your local site, and you have to make sure you upload it. (Like "Corona1.swf", if I remember correctly is one.)


            For example, the video in this page (http://www.wattproductions.com/media/aic.php) was added using the insert --> media --. FLV command in DW CS4.  Feel free to look at the code.

            • 3. Re: FLV player not working
              corbin54@aol.com Level 1

              Thanks for the responses...


              I checked to see if the files were uploaded and they were but not exactly how you showed.  I had my "_notes" folder outside of my "scripts" folder.  Just to see what would happen, I deleted both of those folders from the hosting site, moved the notes folder into the scripts folder and re-uploaded it but it's still not working.


              Any other ideas??

              • 4. Re: FLV player not working
                370H55V Level 4

                Honestly, I'm at a loss.


                Did you save the original FLA file and put it to the server too? Then link to it?


                I currently have three Flash animation files on two websites. they not only rel the SWF bt also link the FLA file as a source.

                • 5. Re: FLV player not working
                  hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP


                  I'll describe you my way (I try to translate the German-DW-terms in English):



                  Header 1Header 2

                  Ganz neues Unterverzeichnis anlegen

                  Datei html neu
                  Einfügen Flash-Video
                  Durchsuchen ---> myFLV.flv
                  Skin: Halo Skin 3 (min. Breite 280)
                  Breite 640
                  Höhe 480
                  alle Kästchen angeklickt

                  create a really new subdirectory

                  create a new html-file

                  Insert Flash-Video

                  search/browse ---> myFLV.flv
                  skin: Halo Skin 3 (min. width 280) ( it's only my choice)
                  width 640 ( it's only my choice)

                  height 480 ( it's only my choice)

                  I clicked all the boxes


                  ---> And now away with the files to the server (best you have a look with the WIN-Explorer to your directory, to see all the files DW has created in your subdirectory).

                  And look here, you could use my source code:



                  With the "Test" button you could open or download the flv-file.



                  • 6. Re: FLV player not working
                    Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Can you post a link to your test page on server?


                    Possible reasons for failure:


                    1) path problem - code points to the wrong folder or file name on web server.

                    2) missing scripts.

                    3) spaces in file names.

                    4) browser support for Flash player (install the latest plug-ins)

                    5) server support for FLV and SWF MIME-types.  If unsure, ask your host.



                    Nancy O.
                    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists